Game Report 2739 National Women's U18 Championship
PLAYED AT: Winkler Arena
Date: Nov 7, 2019
GAME NOTES: ONTARIO RED BEATS SASKATCHEWAN FOR PERFECT PRELIMS QUINTON AMUNDSON WINKLER, Man. - Kendall Cooper (Burlington, Ont.) registered a goal and an assist and Olivia Wallin (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game-winner late in the second period to power Ontario Red to a 4-2 win over Saskatchewan on Thursday at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship. Nicole Gosling (London, Ont.) and Lindsay Bochna (Toronto, Ont.) also scored for the four-time defending champions, who sealed first place in Group A with a perfect 3-0 record and clinched a spot in the semifinals. Ontario Red will contend against the second-ranked team in Group B. The identity of that team will be revealed after Thursday’s schedule is complete. Kayle Osborne (Rideau Lakes, Ont.) turned aside 21 of 23 shots to pick up the win. Ashley Messier (Wilcox, Sask.) notched a goal and an assist and Chace Sperling (Theodore, Sask.) lit the lamp for Saskatchewan, which also nabbed a spot in the final four despite the loss. The prairie province will duel with Ontario Blue, the top team in Group B, in Morden on Friday (1 p.m. CT). Chantal Weller (Saskatoon, Sask.) made 21 saves in defeat. Sturdy defensive coverage from both teams led to solid offensive chances being a rarity in the first period; both sides could only muster only a combined five shots on goal by the 10-minute mark. Ontario Red eventually broke through with goals 89 seconds apart late in the frame. Gosling drew first blood with 2:51 to play, rifling in a one-touch shot after receiving a crisp cross-ice pass from Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont.) on a fast break. The ice-breaker put wind in the sails of Ontario Red’s offence. The unit manufactured multiple opportunities on the rush in the last two minutes of the frame, including an obstructed breakaway attempt that gave Bochna a penalty shot. Bochna made no mistake, showing the poise of an expert sniper as she rifled the puck under Weller’s arm. Saskatchewan found life early in the second period on a 5-on-3 opportunity as Messier completed a pretty back-and-forth passing play with Baylee Kirwan (Gull Lake, Sask.) by slapping the puck into the net from the slot at the 3:44 mark. Ontario Red responded with some of its strongest puck possession work of the match, which led to it reclaiming its two-goal spread as the constant pressure led to Wallin’s game-breaking wraparound goal late in the second period. Saskatchewan set up a white-knuckle finish for Ontario Red with under seven minutes to play in the third as Sperling scored her team’s second power-play goal with a high tip of Messier’s point shot. However, they could not draw closer as Cooper produced the empty-net goal with 24 seconds left on the clock.
Visiting Team: Saskatchewan
Head Coach: Nolan Horbach
Assistant Coach: Jean Fauchon
Assistant Coach: Colleen Sostorics
Home Team: Ontario Red
Head Coach: Kori Cheverie
Assistant Coach: Teresa Hutchinson
Assistant Coach: Margaret Jennings
SASKATCHEWAN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Weller, Chantel
G31  Kliewer, Arden
  Bohlken, Larissa
  King, Anna-Liese
  Messier, Ashley
  Morphy, Elise
  Sperling, Chace
  Stevely, Brooklyn
  Zuchotzki, Kendra
  Anderson, Brooklyn
 10  Bailey, Hanna
 11  Bear, Jordyn
 12  Brick, Neena
 13  Desmarais, Jasper
 14  Focht, Lauren
 15  Kendall, Sara
 16  Kirwan, Baylee
 17  Kushniruk, Makena
 18  Oleksyn, Paris
 19  Terry, Tavia
SASKATCHEWAN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Hooking 8:151 8:15
1st2:00 Roughing 19:411 19:41
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ONTARIO RED LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Pasiechnyk, Michelle
G31  Osborne, Kayle
  Cooper, Kendall
  Wallin, Olivia
  Thompson, Sarah
 10  Nelles, Grace
 12  Yu, Claudia
 13  Campbell, Sarah
 17  Brooks, Brianna
 18  White, Tatum
 20  Davidson Adams, Gabrielle
 23  Kettyle, Charli
 24  McLeod, Alyssa
 27  Giaquinto, Tamara
 28  Wheeler, Maddi
 53  Bochna, Lindsay
 55  Juodikis, Kira
 62  Gosling, Nicole
 71  Legros, Brianna
 91  Lum, Taylor
ONTARIO RED PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Hooking 13:381 13:38
2nd13 2:00 Tripping 2:221 2:22
2nd27 2:00 Roughing 2:501 2:50
2nd28 2:00 Tripping 8:571 8:57
3rd71 2:00 Interference 5:331 5:33
3rd91 2:00 Body-Checking 12:511 12:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SASKATCHEWAN Goals SASKATCHEWAN PLAYERS (plus) ONTARIO RED PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd3:44 PP 4-16            
3rd13:10 PP 6-4            
                
                
ONTARIO RED Goals ONTARIO RED PLAYERS (plus) SASKATCHEWAN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:09  62-28            
1st18:38 PS 53            
2nd18:46  7-4            
3rd19:36 EN 4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SASKATCHEWAN 2 / 6
ONTARIO RED 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SASKATCHEWAN 4 min / 2 inf
ONTARIO RED 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SASKATCHEWAN 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
ONTARIO RED 4 G + 2 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SASKATCHEWAN0112
ONTARIO RED2114
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SK - Weller (60:00) (L)291021/0:003rd/20:00
ON-R - Osborne (60:00) (W)75921/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 5:00 PM
  -  End: 7:16 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Women's U18 Championship Game Report.